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Solved: my dvd-rw drive wont read discs

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by tenza, Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. tenza

    tenza Thread Starter

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    for the second time this month my dvd drive has stopped responding to discs.the previous time i repaired it by a system restore,and the typical( try everything i could find in web postings).registry repairs,scans,anti spyware,etc...etc...etc.the final solution was running a burn operation in dvd decrypter's test mode.after that i was somehow back up and running.2 weeks passes,boom.now no burning programs will recognize the drive.it shows up everywhere but nothing happens when any kind of disc is inserted.i have a second read only bluray drive installed in my expansion bay that will play fine.ive done 2 things to try and resolve this problem.i bought a new rw drive,not here yet,and found several sfc scannow errors,that wouldn't self fix.is it worth it to go all out to repair the errors? or should i just wait for my new drive? i also might add ,that this p.c. windows 7,2gb,64bit,with a second operating sys. ubuntu.....oh yes,ubuntu wont boot up now either,at least without using the live disc,which doesn't recognize the burner either.
     
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    Not being recognized by ubuntu would lead me to think there is a hardware issue. However, it looks like the drive is recognized properly by Windows?

    Uninstall the drive in Device Manager and reboot.
     
  3. tenza

    tenza Thread Starter

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    thanks oddball for the reply.ive solved my dvd drive problem,with the new drive.i will be working to solve my other issues soon.grist to start another thread i guess.all my best and thanks again
     
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